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William Thomson Kelvin materials

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030055580]
Identifier: MS-0247
Lord William Thomson Kelvin (1824-1907) was a distinguished British mathematician and physicist. Collection consists of four letters of Lord Kelvin, ranging in date from 1878 to 1899, to Henry Dyer. Also in the collection are invoices and correspondence relating to the publication in 1904 of Lord Kelvin's lectures at the Johns Hopkins University.

Dates

  • 1878-1899, 1904

Creator

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Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (35 items)

Biographical Note

Lord William Thomson Kelvin was a distinguished British mathematician and physicist. He was a professor at the University of Glasgow, 1846-1899. In 1884, he presented a series of lectures on molecular dynamics and wave theory of light at the Johns Hopkins University.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of four letters of Lord Kelvin, ranging in date from 1878 to 1899, to Henry Dyer, most likely a colleague at the University of Glasgow. The letters discuss candidates for faculty positions and the loan of laboratory instruments. Also in the collection are invoices and correspondence relating to the publication in 1904 of Lord Kelvin's lectures at the Johns Hopkins University. The volume was entitled "Baltimore lectures on the Molecular Dynamics and the Wave Theory of Light."

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Brunton's of George Street in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Related Materials

Material related to Lord Kelvin's lectures at Hopkins can be found in the Daniel C. Gilman Papers (MS.0001) and the Cleveland Abbe Papers (MS.0060) in Special Collections.

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Repository Details

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